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Research Group: Welding, Joining, Automation and Simulation Systems


Focus of our Research

This research group’s vision is to achieve world-class recognition in the science and application of welding, joining and automation, which is fundamentally focused on delivering High-Value Manufacturing research and industrial benefits to manufacturers through selecting those optimum fabrication methods. 

In addition to our wide ranging knowledge and understanding of welding design, welding codes, processing parameters and technology, we have extensive experience in materials and manufacturing processes, robotics and automation, structural analysis and those auxiliary processing factors that affect the properties between similar and dissimilar alloys, in order to optimise the three F’s of a product’s integrity, namely ‘Fit, Form and Function’.

Research Themes include:

  • Joining applied to high pressure vessels – fusion and brazing methods
  • Joining applied to thin-gauge sheet materials – fusion methods
  • Virtual welding optimisation and prediction – reversible systems
  • Additive manufacturing using the SMD/WAAM processes
  • Joint stress analysis
  • Knowledge sharing across multiple manufacturing domains
  • Manufacturing informatics
  • Optimisation of orbital welding applied to CRS and refractory alloys
  • Arc welding deposition characteristics